{Waiting on Wednesday} Nice Try, Jane Sinner ~ Zero Repeat Forever ~ No Good Deed

Posted April 19, 2017 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 11 Comments


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.


Nice Try, Jane Sinner

by Lianne Oelke
Published on January 9th 2018
by Clarion Books
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don't know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she'll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.

As House of Orange grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She'll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.

Why I’m waiting: I love the sound of this book! It sounds perfect for me, honestly. But also, Becky Albertalli blurbed it and I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but she’s like one of my favorite authors ever and if she says a book is good, I trust her. So gimme, please?


{Waiting on Wednesday} Nice Try, Jane Sinner ~ Zero Repeat Forever ~ No Good Deed

Zero Repeat Forever

by Gabrielle Prendergast
Series: Zero Repeat Forever #1
Published on August 29th 2017
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

Why I’m waiting: Besides having a breathtakingly beautiful cover, this book sounds mysterious, like a nice mix of fantasy and dystopian.  Don’t you want to know what a Nahx is?  I know I do!


{Waiting on Wednesday} Nice Try, Jane Sinner ~ Zero Repeat Forever ~ No Good Deed

No Good Deed

by Kara Connolly
Published on 18th July, 2017
by Delacorte Press
Genres: Retelling, Young Adult
Amazon | BookDepository | Goodreads

Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.

Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?

Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.

Why I’m waiting: Not only is this book being recommended to fans of Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series (which I am), it’s a reimagining of Robin Hood with archery + feminist themes + time travel + the middle ages… How could you resist that!?

What are you waiting for this week?


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11 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} Nice Try, Jane Sinner ~ Zero Repeat Forever ~ No Good Deed

  1. I like the sound of No Good Deed! I love time travel, and it looks like it’s kind of a retelling of Robin Hood, and I love retellings.

    The only books I’m ever any good at remembering when it comes to these kinds of things are sequels to series that I love! So I am super excited for Now I Rise by Kiertsen White, and Chainbreaker by Tara Sim, both of which are sequels to two of my favourite books of last year 😀 I hope they live up to their predecessors and don’t fall into Second Book Syndrome *prays*

    I hope you enjoy all the books you’re waiting for, Bee!

  2. Zero Repeat Forever sounds really good, wow! I might have to try it. I usually don’t like dystopian or futuristic, but this sounds awesome. I’m super excited for Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, and The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. What do you all think of All the Crooked Saints? I’m very unsure as to whether or not I’ll read it. I love Stiefvater’s writing, but the concept really doesn’t interest me.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    • Bee

      I have both Eliza & Her Monsters and The Love Interest and am reading them soon. I liked The Raven Boys, but wasn’t blown away because the writing style isn’t really my thing so I’m not sure if ATCS is for me??

  3. I think wanting to read a book because Becky Albertalli blurbed it is a totally legit reason! 😉 The cover of Zero Repeat Forever has such a unique looking cover. I love it! And No Good Deed is a time travel book? GIMME! 😀 <3

  4. Zero Repeat Forever sounds soooo good! I’ve never heard of this book until now so thank you for including it! I added it to my TBR. I love how unique the book sounds. Sure isn’t something I’ve ever read. Awesome post, dear!

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

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